Current Affairs 28th June 2020

1. NASA headquarters to be renamed as one of its Hidden Figures , Mary W. Jackson

The US Space Agency, NASA has announced that its headquarters in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, one of its history-making engineers. The information was passed by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
In 1942, Mary W. Jackson graduated with bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and physical science from Hampton University, which is a historically Black university. She was a mathematician & aerospace engineer. She started the NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In the year 1951, she was recruited by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which was succeeded in 1958 by NASA, where she worked until her retirement in 1985.

2. RSWM joins hands with Switzerland’s HeiQ to offer anti-coronavirus fabric under Mayur brand

RSWM Ltd, the flagship firm of textiles major LNJ Bhilwara Group has signed a strategic partnership with Switzerland’s HeiQ to offer anti-coronavirus fabric under its Mayur brand.
It is launching anti-viral fabric range ”ViroSecure” through the partnership with HeiQ, which has provided its antiviral ”Viroblock” technology to formulate a protective coating on the fabric to offer 99.99 percent protection against SARS-CoV-2 in just 30 minutes.
HeiQ’s “Viroblock” technology is among the first textile technologies in the world to have a proven effect against SARS-CoV-2 in the laboratory.
The ViroSecure fabric has been made by Mayur Suiting with HeiQ Viroblock technology and tested successfully by HeiQ’s Switzerland laboratories.

3. Arjun Munda launches tribes India products on GeM and new website of TRIFED

Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched through a video conference the tribes India products on Government e-Marketplace – GeM and a new website of TRIFED.
The TRIBES India store on Government e Marketplace can now help in facilitating purchases by the government.
The new website has all relevant details about the schemes and initiatives to benefit tribal communities.
The Team of “Trifed Warriors” will take Tribal Commerce based on forest products, handlooms and handicrafts to a new high for transforming tribal lives and livelihoods.

4. Karnataka CM lays foundation stone for 108-feet tall statue of Bengaluru founder Kempegowda

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa laid the foundation stone for the 108 feet tall bronze statue of Bengaluru founder Kempegowda near the state capital’s international airport.
The statue will cost around 78 crore rupees and is likely to be ready in a year and a half.
On the occasion of Kempegowda’s 511th Jayanti, the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone for the development of 23 acres theme park in memory of the founder of Bengaluru.
Kempegowda founded the city on scientific lines, creating civic amenities to suit the demands of people.

5. Rahul Dravid beats Tendulkar in Wisden India’s poll on greatest test batsman

Indian batting great Rahul Dravid narrowly beat his former teammate Sachin Tendulkar in Wisden India’s poll for the greatest Indian Test batsman of all time.
The poll was taken on Facebook and Dravid got 52 percent of the 11,400 votes that came in from fans.
It started with a pool of 16 Indian batsmen and came down to a final four of Dravid against Sunil Gavaskar and Tendulkar against Virat Kohli.
Gavaskar managed to later beat Kohli in a closely contested third place play-off.

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